Zillertal & Glacier Trek

Guided walking holiday in Austria

From € 835.- / 5 days

Price per person - shared accommodation

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  • Walker traversing a glacier during a guided walking holiday to the Zillertal in Austria
  • Walkers on a mountain trail in Austrian Alps
  • Spectacular view on the Zillertal in the Austrian Alps

The Zillertal landscape in Austria boasts stunning scenery and landscapes. This guided walking holiday leads you through impressive landscapes and to the peak of the Schwarzenstein mountain at 3369 m.

You will also traverse a glacier and cross the border into south Tyrol for one night. The descent is through a geologically interesting area and also the moor landscape above one of the huts will leave lasting impressions.

Accommodation in the Zillertal

During this 5 day trail walking holiday to Austria you will stay in several mountain huts en route. One of them is the famous Berliner Hut, that is surrounded by stunning scenery. Accommodation is shared in basic dormatory style rooms.

Berliner mountain hut in Austria's Zillertall. View on mountain hut in the Austrian Alps. Interior of a mountain hut in Austria with a view on a wooden staircase.

Breakfast and dinner are included. You can buy a packed lunch consisting of sandwiches, fruit and a mueslibar at the huts.

Walking in the Zillertal

Snowy peaks and lake in the Zillertal Alps in Austria People walking through the Alpine snow during a guided walking holiday to Austria

A good level of fitness is required for this walking holiday, you will walk about 5 -7 hours per day. You will also traverse a glacier during this trek, but previous experience with crampons is not necessary. Crampons will be provided. The highest point you will reach will be the Schwarzenstein mountain at 3369 m.

Zillertal & glacier trek walking holiday itinerary

Walker enjoying a drink in one of the mountain huts high in the Austrian Alps Waterfall in the Zillertal region

The itinerary of this guided walking holiday may have to change according to the local weather conditions;

Day 1 - Meet your guide and drive to Mayrhofen and start the walk up to the Kasseler Hut (2177m) (2 hrs), allocate rooms & unpack. Spent the afternoon playing in the climbing area near the hut and enjoy the scenery.

Day 2 - Today is our first real walking day. We walk from the hut up to the Lappenscharte (2701m) and then down to the Greizer Hut (2227m). This is a nice long hike with stunning views over the valley. (5- 6 hrs).

Day 3 - Today we cross the border to Italy which is only possible over a glacier. After this great glacier tour over the Floiten Kees we will arrive in the highest hut this week, in the Schwarzenstein Hut (2922m). The terrace up here is perfect for a good coffee and cake with a super view over Italy (4 - 5 hrs)

Day 4 - Cross the border again and climb the Schwarzenstein (3369m) which is easily reached from the Schwarzstein hut. After the summit we will descend down to the Berliner hut (2042m) for our last night in the Mountains. The moor above the hut is a good point to take photos, learn about the environment or simply enjoy the scenery. ( 6 - 7 hrs)

Day 5 - On the last day we stroll down the paths to the valley which we will reach after about 2 hours. From here we will take the bus back down to our starting point and finish the tour.

Dates and availability

View from a mountain peak in the Zillertal region in Austria Walker walking through a door high in the Austrian mountains

Flexible dates available for groups of 3 or more people.

Maximum group size for this walking holiday is 8 people, minimum group size is 3. The holiday provider can offer flexible dates for groups from min 3 people. Your hosts can also give advice on getting to the start point of this holiday in Austria, and can arrange pick up if necessary. Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.

Location guided walking holiday Zillertal and Glacier Trek - Austria

Holiday type

Trail icon Multiple accommodations Guided walking holiday
Guided walking holiday
Board basis: Half Board


From € 835.- / 5 days

Price per person - shared accommodation


4 nights accommodation, breakfast, dinner, guiding and organisation, transport on tour

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking
Walking holiday in alpine mountains
  • Alpine conditions
  • Challenging walking

Best time of the year

July - September

Walking Holiday by:

Andreas Helmer

Andreas & Sally


Contact details

Languages spoken

English, Austrian

Getting there

  • Insbrück (73 km)
    Munich (132 km)
  • Mayerhofen (0 km)
    Wörgl ( 54 km)
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